lifetime birding list
(thru 10/31/08)

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  1. Anhinga (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  2. Avocet, American (Oct 27 2008): Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware
  3. Bittern, American (Apr 21 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - boardwalk, Ohio
  4. Blackbird, Brewer's (Jul 19, 2007): Klamath Falls, Oregon
  5. Blackbird, Red-winged (Mar 5 2006): Caesar Creek State Park, Ohio
  6. Blackbird, Rusty (Mar 25 2007): Ottawa NWR, Ohio
  7. Blackbird, Yellow-headed (Jul 19 2007): Klamath Falls, Oregon
  8. Bluebird, Eastern (Apr 16 2006): Germantown Reserve MetroPark - Cottonwood Shelter, Ohio
  9. Bobolink (Jun 3 2006): Voice of America Park, Ohio
  10. Brant (Jan 14 2007): Fort Island, Crystal River, Florida
  11. Bufflehead (Nov 22 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach area, Ohio
  12. Bunting, Indigo (May 14 2006): near Griggs Reservoir Park, Columbus, Ohio
  13. Bushtit (Jul 23 2007): Skinner Butte Park, Eugene, Oregon
  14. Canvasback (Feb 11 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - Youth Pond, Ohio
  15. Cardinal, Northern (Dec 2005): Kettering, Ohio
  16. Catbird, Gray (Jun 24 2006): Stillwater Prairie, Ohio
  17. Chickadee, Black-capped (Jul 23 2007): Eugene, Oregon
  18. Chickadee, Carolina (Jan 6 2007): Kettering, Ohio
  19. Collared-Dove, Eurasion (Jan 13 2007): Cedar Key, Florida
  20. Coot, American (Apr 9 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach area, Ohio
  21. Cormorant, Double-crested (Aug 12 2006): Catawba Island, Ohio
  22. Cormorant, Great (Oct 25 2008): Cape May-Lewes Ferry, New Jersey
  23. Cowbird, Brown-headed (Apr 26 2006): Miami Twp, Ohio
  24. Crane, Sandhill (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  25. Crane, Whooping (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  26. Creeper, Brown (Dec 24 2006): Kettering, Ohio
  27. Crow, American (Jan 8 2006): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  28. Crow, Fish (Nov 2005): Outer Banks, North Carolina
  29. Cuckoo, Yellow-billed (May 5 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - bike path, Ohio
  30. Dickcissel (Jun 24 2006): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, North Park, Ohio
  31. Dove, Mourning (Jan 8 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  32. Dowitcher, Short-billed (Sep 1 2008): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  33. Duck, American Black (Jan 6 2008): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  34. Duck, Ring-necked (Apr 15 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  35. Duck, Ruddy (Mar 18 2007): Grand Lake St. Mary's State Park, Ohio
  36. Duck, Wood (Apr 9 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - Harveysburg Rd., Ohio
  37. Dunlin (May 10 2008): Buck Creek State Park, Ohio
  38. Eagle, Bald (Jan 15 2006): Griggs Reservoir Park, Columbus, Ohio
  39. Egret, Cattle (Jan 12 2007): Live Oak, Florida
  40. Egret, Great (Nov 24 2005): Pea Island NWR, North Carolina
  41. Egret, Snowy (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  42. Falcon, Peregrine (Oct 24 2008): Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, New Jersey
  43. Finch, House (Dec 2005): Kettering, Ohio
  44. Finch, Purple (May 13 2006): Kettering, Ohio
  45. Flicker, Northern (yellow-shafted) (Feb 18 2005): Caesar Creek State Park, Ohio
  46. Flycatcher, Great Crested (May 6 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  47. Gadwall (Dec 14 2007): Old Reid Park, Springfield, Ohio
  48. Gannet, Northern (Oct 25 2008): Cape May-Lewes Ferry, New Jersey
  49. Gnatcatcher, Blue-gray (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  50. Goldeneye, Common (Feb 11 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - youth pond, Ohio
  51. Golden-Plover, American (Sep 1 2008): Englewood Reserve, Ohio
  52. Goldfinch, American (Feb 11 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - Visitors Center, Ohio
  53. Goose, Canada (Nov 24 2005): Pea Island NWR, North Carolina
  54. Goose, Snow (Jan 21 2008): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio / (blue morph) (Oct 27 2008): Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware
  55. Grackle, Boat-tailed (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Park, Florida
  56. Grackle, Common (Mar 7 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  57. Grebe, Horned (Nov 26 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - youth pond, Ohio
  58. Grebe, Pied-billed (Apr 15 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  59. Grebe, Western (Jul 19 2007): Klamath Falls, Oregon
  60. Grosbeak, Rose-breasted (May 4 2008): Kettering, Ohio
  61. Guillemot, Pigeon (Jul 20 2007): Shore Acres State Park, Oregon
  62. Gull, Bonaparteís (Apr 28 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  63. Gull, Franklin (Oct 4 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  64. Gull, Great Black-backed (Sept 26 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  65. Gull, Herring (Nov 23 2005): Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina
  66. Gull, Laughing (Nov 23 2005): Outer Banks, North Carolina
  67. Gull, Lesser Black-backed (Oct 25 2008): Cape May-Lewes Ferry, New Jersey
  68. Gull, Ring-billed (Jan 15 2006): Griggs Reservoir Park, Columbus, Ohio
  69. Gull, Western (Jul 20 2007): Shore Acres State Park, Oregon
  70. Harrier, Northern (Jan 15 2006): Glacier Ridge Metro Park, Columbus, Ohio
  71. Hawk, Broad-winged (Apr 22 2007): Hueston Woods State Park, Ohio
  72. Hawk, Cooperís (Feb 18 2006): Kettering, Ohio
  73. Hawk, Red-shouldered (Apr 28 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  74. Hawk, Red-tailed (Jan 15 2006): I-70 to Columbus, Ohio
  75. Hawk, Sharp-shinned (Feb 18 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  76. Heron, Great Blue (Nov 24 2005): Pea Island NWR, North Carolina
  77. Heron, Green (May 6 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  78. Heron, Little Blue (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  79. Heron, Tricolored (Louisiana Heron) (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  80. Hummingbird, Ruby-throated (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  81. Ibis, Glossy (May 19 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  82. Ibis, White (Nov 24 2005): Pea Island NWR, North Carolina
  83. Ibis, White-faced (Jul 19 2007): Lower Klamath NWR, California
  84. Jaeger, Parasitic (Oct 24 2008): Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge, New Jersey
  85. Jay, Blue (Jan 22 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  86. Jay, Steller's (Jul 20 2007): Eugene, Oregon
  87. Junco, Dark-eyed (slate-colored) (Feb 4 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio / (Oregon) (Jul 17 2007): Silver Falls State Park, Oregon
  88. Kestrel, American (Mar 5 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - wildlife viewing area, Ohio
  89. Killdeer (Apr 9 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  90. Kingbird, Eastern (May 7 2006): Phillips Park, Beaver Creek Wetlands, Ohio
  91. Kingfisher, Belted (Apr 18 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  92. Kinglet, Golden-crowned (Jan 17 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - Harveysburg Rd., Ohio
  93. Kinglet, Ruby-crowned (Feb 4 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - beach area, Ohio
  94. Lark, Horned (Jun 3 2006): Voice of America Park, Ohio
  95. Limpkin (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  96. Longspur, Lapland (Feb 24 2007): Melvin, Ohio
  97. Loon, Common (Oct 20 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - Harveysburg Rd., Ohio
  98. Magpie, Black-billed (Jul 19 2007): Klamath Falls, Oregon
  99. Mallard (Nov 24 2005): Pea Island NWR, North Carolina
  100. Meadowlark, Eastern (Apr 9 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  101. Merganser, Common (Mar 11 2007): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  102. Merganser, Hooded (Mar 9 2007): Cowan Lake State Park, Ohio
  103. Merganser, Red-breasted (Mar 11 2007): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  104. Merlin (Oct 24 2008): Cape May Migratory Bird Refuge
  105. Mockingbird, Northern (Apr 8 2006): Harveysburg Rd., Ohio
  106. Moorhen, Common (May 19 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  107. Night-Heron, Black-crowned (Jul 19 2007): Klamath Falls, Oregon
  108. Night-Heron, Yellow-crowned (Jan 13 2007): Cedar Key, Florida
  109. Nuthatch, Red-breasted (Jan 22 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  110. Nuthatch, White-breasted (Dec 2005): Kettering, Ohio
  111. Oriole, Baltimore (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  112. Oriole, Orchard (Apr 28 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  113. Osprey (Apr 15 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  114. Oystercatcher, American (Oct 26 2008): Cape May Harbor, New Jersey
  115. Parakeet, Black-hooded (Jan 15 2007): Fort De Soto Park, Florida
  116. Parula, Northern (May 19 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  117. Pelican, Brown (Nov 23 2005): Hatteras Inlet, North Carolina
  118. Pelican, White (Jul 19 2007): Klamath Falls, Oregon
  119. Pheasant, Ring-necked (Aug 12 2006): Maumee Bay State Park, Ohio
  120. Phoebe, Eastern (Jun 14 2006): Miami Twp., Ohio
  121. Pigeon, Rock (May 14 2006): Griggs Reservoir Park, Columbus, Ohio
  122. Pintail, Northern (Jan 6 2008): Englewood Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  123. Pipit, American (Mar 3 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  124. Plover, Black-bellied (Sep 5 2008): Carillon Park, Ohio
  125. Plover, Semipalmated (May 21 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  126. Rail, Virginia (Apr 20 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  127. Raven, Common (Jul 20 2007): Dean Creek Viewing Area, Oregon
  128. Redhead (Apr 2 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - Harveysburg Rd., Ohio
  129. Redstart, American (May 20 2006): Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Ohio
  130. Robin, American (Jan 8 2006): Island MetroPark, Ohio
  131. Sanderling (Jan 15 2007): Fort De Soto Park, Florida
  132. Sandpiper, Least (Aug 5 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - Mound Rd., Ohio
  133. Sandpiper, Pectoral (Aug 5 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - Mound Rd., Ohio
  134. Sandpiper, Semipalmated (Oct 27 2008): Bombay Hook NWR, Delaware
  135. Sandpiper, Solitary (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  136. Sandpiper, Spotted (Apr 30 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  137. Sandpiper, Stilt (Aug 26 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - Mound Rd., Ohio
  138. Sandpiper, White-rumped (Oct 24 2008): Cape May Point State Park, New Jersey
  139. Sapsucker, Yellow-bellied (Jan 14 2007): Port Hotel & Marina, Crystal River, Florida
  140. Scaup, Lesser (Apr 18 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  141. Scoter, Black (Oct 24 2008): Cape May Point State Park, New Jersey
  142. Scoter, Surf (Jul 20 2007): Sunset Bay State Park, Oregon
  143. Shoveler, Northern (Apr 9 2006): Grand Lake St. Mary State Park - Mercer Wildlife Area, Ohio
  144. Shrike, Loggerhead (Jan 15 2007): Fort De Soto Park, Florida
  145. Sora (Apr 20 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  146. Sparrow, American Tree (Jan 1 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - Youth Pond, Ohio
  147. Sparrow, Chipping (Apr 25 2006): LexisNexis, Miamisburg, Ohio
  148. Sparrow, Field (Jan 20 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - youth pond, Ohio
  149. Sparrow, Fox (Feb 3 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  150. Sparrow, House (English Finch) (Jan 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  151. Sparrow, Savannah (Jun 3 2006): Voice of America Park, Ohio
  152. Sparrow, Song (Apr 15 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - boardwalk, Ohio
  153. Sparrow, Swamp (Apr 16 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  154. Sparrow, White-crowned (Jan 1 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  155. Sparrow, White-throated (Jan 1 2006): West Carrollton, Ohio
  156. Starling, European (Jan 16 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  157. Stork, Wood (Jan 13 2007): Paynes Prairie State Preserve, Florida
  158. Swallow, Barn (Apr 25 2006): Miami Twp., Ohio
  159. Swallow, Cliff (Jul 19 2007): Lower Klamath NWR, California
  160. Swallow, Northern Rough-winged (Jun 25 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  161. Swallow, Tree (Apr 13 2006): Germantown Reserve MetroPark - Cottonwood Shelter, Ohio
  162. Swan, Mute (Apr 18 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  163. Swan, Tundra (Whistling Swan) (Nov 24 2005): Pea Island NWR, North Carolina
  164. Tanager, Scarlet (Apr 29 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  165. Teal, Blue-winged (Apr 9 2006): Grand Lake St. Mary State Park - Mercer Wildlife Area, Ohio
  166. Teal, Green-winged (Mar 3 2007): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  167. Tern, Caspian (Apr 30 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  168. Tern, Forsterís (Apr 30 2006): Caesar Creek State Park - beach, Ohio
  169. Tern, Royal (Jan 13 2007): Cedar Key, Florida
  170. Thrasher, Brown (Apr 16 2006): Siebenthaler Fen, Beaver Creek Wetlands, Ohio
  171. Thrush, Hermit (Feb 18 2006): Sugarcreek Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  172. Thrush, Swainson's (May 4 2008): Kettering, Ohio
  173. Titmouse, Tufted (Apr 1 2006): Sugarcreek Reserve MetroPark, Ohio
  174. Towhee, Eastern (May 13 2006): Twin Creek MetroPark, Ohio
  175. Towhee, Spotted (July 23 2007): Delta Ponds Park, Eugene, Oregon
  176. Turkey, Wild (Apr 13 2006): Germantown Reserve MetroPark - near Nature Center, Ohio
  177. Turnstone, Ruddy (Jan 15 2007): Fort De Soto Park, Florida
  178. Vireo, Warbling (May 19 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  179. Vireo, White-eyed (May 5 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  180. Vireo, Yellow-throated (May 20 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  181. Vulture, Black (Mar 5 2006): near Caesar Creek State Park, Ohio
  182. Vulture, Turkey (Apr 2 2006): Caesar Creek State Park, Ohio
  183. Warbler, Bay-breasted (May 12 2007): Kettering, Ohio
  184. Warbler, Black-and-white (May 5 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  185. Warbler, Magnolia (May 4 2008): Kettering, Ohio
  186. Warbler, Palm (Jan 14 2007): Port Hotel & Marina, Crystal River, Florida
  187. Warbler, Prothonotary (May 8 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  188. Warbler, Yellow (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  189. Warbler, Yellow-rumped (Apr 30 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - loop, Ohio
  190. Warbler, Yellow-throated (May 6 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  191. Waxwing, Cedar (May 20 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  192. Wigeon, American (Mar 10 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  193. Willet (Nov 24 2005): Avon, North Carolina
  194. Woodpecker, Acorn (Jul 8 2007): Wildlife Safari, Winston, Oregon
  195. Woodpecker, Downy (Jan 2 2006): Kettering, Ohio
  196. Woodpecker, Hairy (Jan 2006): Kettering, Ohio
  197. Woodpecker, Pileated (Apr 27 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  198. Woodpecker, Red-bellied (Feb 11 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  199. Woodpecker, Red-headed (Jan 16 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  200. Wood-Pewee, Easter (May 6 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio
  201. Wren, Carolina (Dec 2005): Kettering, Ohio
  202. Wren, House (Jun 16 2006): Cedar Bog Nature Preserve, Ohio
  203. Yellowlegs, Greater (Jul 19 2007): Putnam Point, Klamath Falls, Oregon
  204. Yellowlegs, Lesser (May 8 2006): Spring Valley Wildlife Area - pond, Ohio
  205. Yellowthroat, Common (May 19 2007): Spring Valley Wildlife Area, Ohio

When I started birdwatching in Nov 2005, I chose not to retroactively fill in my lifetime list. Iíve caught up with most of my pre-Nov 2005 birds, but a handful are still missing. Those birds are:

  1. Gull, Glaucous (Jun 27 1990): Resurrection Bay, Alaska
  2. Jay, Gray (Aug 1997): somewhere on the Appalachian Trail, Maine
  3. Murre, Common (Jun 27 1990): Resurrection Bay, Alaska
  4. Owl, Barn (Jun 27 1998): northern California
  5. Spoonbill, Roseate (Jul 1986): Florida
  6. Whip-poor-will (1997): somewhere on the Appalachian Trail, North Carolina-Tennessee